Perennial Texas power Kimball (Dallas)
received a huge boost last November when five-star junior guard Keith Frazier
made a seemingly abrupt transfer from Irving High School.
Now, a report by WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth
is casting doubt on the legitimacy of that transfer and putting Kimball's 2011-12 Class 4A state championship in jeopardy. The Knights also won the Texas 4A title in 2011.
The WFAA-TV report pokes holes in the explanation provided by Frazier's mother, Sherry Pulliam, to Dallas ISD's District 11 4A committee last November regarding the transfer.
The November meeting was also attended by Steven Perry, Frazier's coach at Irving. Perry told the committee that he "believed Frazier was improperly influenced to attend Kimball" by a summer coach, according to WFAA-TV.
The news station claims it is investigating the residency of all of Kimball's team members over the past two seasons.
Kimball went 34-5 during the 2011-12 campaign, beating Yates (Houston) in March to capture its second-straight state title. Frazier averaged a team-high 21.7 points per game to go along with 8.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists.
Frazier, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard, is rated No. 13 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100. He is playing this summer with prominent club team Houston Hoops, which participates in Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League.
Baylor, Houston, Marquette, Tennessee, Texas and Texas A&M are among the schools recruiting the talented rising senior.